British Shave Creams

When it comes to shave creams the British brands arguably the benchmark for all other creams. The wet shaving tradition has a long history in Britain and that excellence is evident in their products. But with so many brands to choose from I thought I would break things down a bit and take a look at some classic, and must try, shave creams from Britain.

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Some Great American Shave Soaps

During my visit to Pasteur Pharmacy last week I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow wet shaver mainly thanks to my daughter who had given him a hug mistaking his bald shaved head for mine. Her error provided me with a great conversation and discussion about great shave soaps, specifically American shave soaps.

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My Favorite Shaving Soaps

I was going to write a ‘what is the best shaving soap’ article, but instead decided to call it what it really is, My Favorite Shaving Soaps. Let’s be honest, a best of list of shaving soaps would be rather difficult to defend. Many things to consider – fragrance, price, ingredients (tallow or glycerin-based), process, and of course effectiveness. All of these items are dependant on each individual user.

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Shave Sticks The Ignored Soap

It may not be the case for the seasoned wet shaver, but for many of the non classic wet shavers out there the shave stick is an oddity, that would be met with some confusion and surprise (I know it was for me). For the most part I would imagine you would be hard pressed finding a shave stick in a drug store, grocery store, or where ever you buy your shaving supplies (at least in my part of North America).

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Comparing Proraso – Green, Red, White & Blue

Proraso Green was the first shave soap that I had purchased that was not from a can of some sort. The smell was invigorating, having to use a brush made me feel ‘old school’ and somehow cool. Since that first experience I have worked myself through the various ‘colors’ of Proraso and I compiled a quick break down of each and what they are best suited for.

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Four Shaving Soaps to Kick Start Your Spring

I’m sure that after having embraced winter the best that we could, most of us are ready to move on to spring. What better way to usher in the season than with a rotation of your go-to shave products with some shaving soaps scents that will make your Spring mornings that much better. With spring just a few weeks away you here are four suggestions to help you prepare for your Spring routine.

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What’s In That Lather – A Closer Look at Products on My Shelf

The other day I came across the site goodguide.com and it got thinking about safe the products that I use on a daily basis. It isn’t that I am unaware of the issues with many of the products out there, it’s more that I have been choosing to ignore any possible issues.

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